Date: 16 Feb 1999 20:02:44 GMT
From: (Fred E. Davis)
Subject: Re: mysterious spinning gear shifter

On Tue, 16 Feb 1999 09:54:46 -0600, l-leifernopsamedu (Lyon Leifer) wrote: >In article <>, Joshweemies ><> wrote: > >> Hello- >> I just purchased a used 1991 SAAB 900 with manual transmission. and a >> very odd thing is going on. My gear shifter is slowly spinning. I >> noticed this because I looked down one day and saw that the the little >> emblem on the end of the shifting knob, the "gear diagram", was upside >> down. I thought to solve this was as easy as screwing the end knob back >> on....However, it was on as tight as can be (or, as far as I could tell, >> the knob and the stick is possibly just one piece). Is my gear shifter >> slowly loosening itself from the transmission???? >> >> Thanks--Joshua > >Joshua, > >I had this problem and I can tell you it is definitely just a pin in the >linkage that holds the shifter in one position. In my case, there were >also worn rubber shims or bumpers that needed to be replaced and the whole >linkage needed adjusting in order to get all the gears to access well. If >the spinning shifter itself is the only problem, you might decide to do >nothing until things get worse. Otherwise, just get it in for a >replacement of that little pin. That job shouldn't cost much. > >Lyon Perhaps it's not quite so serious as damaged linkage. If your emblem is attached to a leather boot that fits over the top of the gear shift knob, just turn the leather boot to make the emblem right side up.

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